What is Hypersonic Weapons Technology?
Aircraft, spacecraft, rockets, and missiles that can reach nearly 4,000 miles per hour.
Hypersonic Glide Vehicles (HGV)
- High Speed Launch
- Transitions to Level
- High Speed Atmospheric Flight
Hypersonic Cruise Missile
- Powered by high-speed, air-breathing engines
- Greater maneuverability compared to HGV's
Hypersonic weapons provide greater flexibility and survivability compared to ballistic missiles. Additionally, these weapon systems enhance deterrence and rapidly responds to threats.